President’s Message

President's Message

Dear Members and Friends,


I am delighted to send my warmest greetings from HKICM.

The HKICM 2023 Spring Reception cum Hon President Diploma Presentation Ceremony was successfully held on 11 February. We were delighted to have Sr Hon Tony Tse, LegCo Member HKSAR (and Honorary Advisor HKICM) as our Guest-of-Honour. We have taken the opportunity to present the Appointment Certificate to Hon President Cr Tony ZA. Nearly 50 distinguished guests and members joined us for the lunch reception, including HKICM Past Presidents, Honorary Legal and Safety Advisors, Councillors as well as Co-opted Members to exchange CNY blessings and foresights to the profession.

Our colleagues have been working diligently to assist industry practitioners to grasp the future and enable talent to flourish. Following the success of registering a panel of accredited adjudicators, we have commissioned Deacons to draft the adjudication rules, codes of conducts and relevant templates in accordance with the Security of Payment Provisions (SOPP) regime as set out in HK Government’s SOPP in Public Works Contracts. We look forward to officially launching our professional adjudication service once the applicable groundwork is in place.

HKICM continues to organize various continuous professional developments in the first quarter for our members to remain competitive in their careers. The CPD workshops covered a wide range of popular topics including site visit to the HKU Wong Chuk Hang Student Residences MiC Project, design for safety on temporary works, MiMEP in lift machine room, and dealing with prolongation claims. You can expect a wide variety of CPD subjects that lie ahead in the following quarters.

We are receiving more overseas guests while actively reaching out for local partners as our community is resuming normality. Apart from meeting with the visiting CABE President and Chief Executive, we attended the UCEM Principal Reception as well as the symposium on 18 March 《粵港科技界、廣東省科協香港特邀委員座談會》organised by 廣東省科協. We are also pleased to participate in the CIC “CEO Safety Forum” in March to share with leaders and experts of the industry again views on restoring the site safety culture, discuss the follow-up actions of “Construction Safety Summit 2022” and the approaches to enhance construction safety to achieve the vision of “zero-accidents”.

We also have a fruitful discussion with HKIC in terms of accrediting its diploma course at QF 2 to QF 4 level in view of grooming and converting qualified diploma holders to be construction supervisors of the Institute. It is our firm belief that, with staunch support from CIC and our consistent efforts, we will be able to create new impetus and achieve a leap forward in the supply and upward mobility of qualified young talents to the profession.

We held a “Construction Industry Cultural Exchange Movie Day” at the Emperor Theatre (Tsuen Wan) on 25 March, inviting over 100 people to watch the film 《流浪地球 2》 “The Wandering Earth 2”. We were delighted to have Ir LAM Sai-hung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Transport and Logistics, and Ir Hon CHAN Siu-hung, JP, Legislative Council Member as our dignitary guests. We would like to thank the Construction Industry Council Youth Affairs Committee and the Hong Kong Construction Association Young Members Society for their support of this Movie Day to showcase the collaboration of the industry, not only to promote cultural exchanges between the two places, but also to enhance ties and friendship amongst industry partners. We share the mission of the movie production team as we should work together to promote the professional development of the revitalized construction industry in different ways.

Looking ahead, we are in the process of organising our biennial joint conference with HKCA. This year’s theme would be focused on integration of human behaviour and innovative technology in terms of recreating a sustainable profession and a people-oriented smarter industry. We will go beyond the myth of technology empowerment and discover what is behind the scenes.

As always, we thank you for your continuous support and look forward to receiving your feedback.

Best wishes,

Cr MANG KA-wing, Terence

3rd April 2023

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